Zara, a successful African doctor living in Wales, is determined to stay away from her childhood memories. When her mother, a missionary to Africa, falls ill and is unable to make a crucial trip, Zara is steered in a new direction to face and conquer her darkest fears. Her trip to Africa becomes inevitable. Back in Africa, thirteen- year old Halima's parents make her marry a 60 year old man. She goes through a dreadful ordeal as her new husband repeatedly rapes her. Pregnant and after the delivery of her child, young Halima suffers a condition known as Vesico Vaginal Fistula. She is ostracize and abandoned by her husband, family and community. Zara meets Halima and marvels at the revelation of the tie that binds them together.